Tall tales win over audience

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 December, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 December, 2001, 12:00am

Students' confident and enthusiastic presentation ensured the success of an English storytelling competition organised by Confucius Hall Middle School.

The 28 contenders came from the four school houses - Red, Yellow, Green and Blue. The junior and senior sections were rated for fluency, pronunciation, intonation and stage presence.

In the junior form competition for Form One to Three students, limited English proficiency did not impede their enthusiasm to use the language. Some demonstrated fluency on stage and boosted their performance with animated facial expressions.

The senior form competition was even more exciting. All performers were well-prepared. When one of the Form Six winners, Lo Sze-man, presented the story, The Frog Who Desired The King, the audience was spellbound by her lively description of the foolish king.

Seventh former Wong Man-sze, of Red House, also performed well, despite a minor hiccup. While she was telling the story Would You Listen? she became too excited and lost her way temporarily. But luckily the pause only lasted for a few seconds and she won the hearts of the audience.

The judges comprised teachers from the four houses.

Prize-winners or not, it was a day to remember for all.

Lydia Choi Mei-ha is a Young Post student reporter at Confucius Hall Middle School